Hungarian oak forests from the Central European perspective.
|Year of publication||2006|
|Type||Article in Proceedings|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Keywords||vegetation survey; phytosociology; diversity; plant ecology|
|Description||Since 2002, an extensive research of the variability of oak forest vegetation has been conducted in four Central European countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary). The aim of the research is to evaluate the overall variability of Central European oak forests, to determine the main gradients of their species composition on different spatial scales, and to draw syntaxonomic conclusions. The preliminary results, and the general experience of the authors are, that the oak forests are much similar all over Central Europe, thus the same syntaxa could be used for the description of most vegetation types in all four surveyed countries. The specificity of Hungarian oak forests, traditionally assumed (BORHIDI 2003), was confirmed only partially. On the other hand, the necessity to distinguish between the results of the traditional local-scale phytosociology and the numerical regional-scale phytosociology must be emphasized.|